Gemmy Liddicoatite Tourmaline w/ Smoky Quartz

Camp Robin area, Ambohimahasoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
6.3 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 01/09/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/16/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $350

Item Description

A euhedral smoky quartz fragment aesthetically accents a gorgeous, luscious, bi-colored gemmy/translucent Tourmaline variety Liddicoatite crystal from the end of 2011 finds from the Camp Robin area of Madagascar. The very glassy 360-degree trigonal crystal has fine form, lustre and sharpness highlighted by the frosted/etched pyramidal termination and well-striated prism faces. The vibrant colors of the mottled interior range from a rarely seen rich golden-orange color of the body to green at the termination and base. The orange color explodes, when the crystal is back lit! Complete all-around and pristine. These crystals were sold as being Liddicoatite, but as of 2011, Liddicoatite is no longer a valid mineral species. A very fine example of the find. It may be fluor-liddicoatite, liddicoatite, elbaite or other species. Single xl XRD and WDS analysis are needed to confirm which species are present. 39 grams mass. Valued $1250-1500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tkennedy777 $350 01/16/2020 6:12:16 pm (CST)
denham92 $341 01/16/2020 6:12:15 pm (CST)
tkennedy777 $331 01/16/2020 6:11:49 pm (CST)
denham92 $321 01/16/2020 6:11:48 pm (CST)
tkennedy777 $311 01/16/2020 4:13:13 pm (CST)
banska $301 01/16/2020 4:11:14 pm (CST)
tkennedy777 $300 01/16/2020 4:11:14 pm (CST)
tkennedy777 $279 01/16/2020 9:57:06 am (CST)
tubman $269 01/16/2020 9:57:06 am (CST)
tubman $260 01/16/2020 9:56:52 am (CST)
tkennedy777 $250 01/16/2020 9:56:51 am (CST)
tubman $210 01/16/2020 9:56:40 am (CST)
tkennedy777 $200 01/16/2020 9:56:39 am (CST)
tubman $166 01/16/2020 7:36:31 am (CST)
ichibanbimbo $156 01/14/2020 4:53:01 am (CST)
ichibanbimbo $156 01/16/2020 7:36:31 am (CST)
Gwindelking $150 01/14/2020 4:53:00 am (CST)
ichibanbimbo $140 01/14/2020 4:52:24 am (CST)
Gwindelking $130 01/14/2020 4:52:23 am (CST)
ichibanbimbo $120 01/14/2020 4:52:11 am (CST)
Gwindelking $110 01/14/2020 4:52:10 am (CST)
ichibanbimbo $100 01/12/2020 7:04:55 pm (CST)
DiegoMat $90 01/12/2020 7:04:54 pm (CST)
ichibanbimbo $71 01/12/2020 6:58:23 pm (CST)
DiegoMat $61 01/12/2020 6:58:22 pm (CST)
ichibanbimbo $51 01/12/2020 7:20:44 am (CST)
afrigeo $46 01/12/2020 7:20:44 am (CST)
afrigeo $32 01/11/2020 1:19:13 pm (CST)
dnick926 $27 01/11/2020 1:19:13 pm (CST)
dnick926 $20 01/11/2020 10:26:43 am (CST)
DiegoMat $15 01/11/2020 10:26:41 am (CST)
dnick926 $10 01/10/2020 11:47:40 pm (CST)